Friday, August 30, 2013

(Calculus Inspired) Quote of the Day

"To put it very simplistically, between point A and point B there are an infinite number of steps — half the distance, a quarter, an eighth, and so on. However, we are still able to step from A to B. This idea, arguably at the center of many human ideas about the nature of existence — that the infinite and finite exist not just at the same time, but in the same space — resonated with me. That we could be eternally moving toward a destination we never truly, exactly reached. Life as gesture, then."

-- R. Erica Doyle, while discussing her new book of poetry, Proxy. Lambda Literary has stated that through her collection Doyle has "brought forward a new kind of calculus: the poetic arithmetic of an intensely erotic intersectionality of politics."

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Title Changes = Why, Oh Why?

Why does Hollywood often find it necessary to take great original movie names and change them to stale, cliched generalities?

Most recent case in point? Writers is now called Stuck in Love. I can't wait to see this flick, but the name change isn't doing anyone any favors.

Do any of you remember Playing By Heart? I highly recommend it, despite the fact that it's called Playing By Heart.

The original title, which makes more sense if you've seen this tender-yet-tough movie, is Dancing About Architecture.

Maybe the one that breaks my heart most is Jude Law's U.S. titled Immortality.

The U.S. passed on the creative, hauntingly original European title, The Wisdom of Crocodiles.

Here are trailers for the movies:

Writers (or, Stuck in Love):

Dancing About Architecture (or, Playing By Heart):

The Wisdom of Crocodiles (or, Immortality):

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Quote of the Day

"In a world of lights and shadows, every person, every one of us, needs to find their own way."

-- Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Watcher in the Shadows

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

New Poster for 'You're Next'

You're Next is being touted as "the next Scream." Here's the trailer and newest poster. I've heard the flick described as "Scream-meets-The Strangers-meets-Clue." Count me in!